Messenger: Patriot Majority New Mexico

Candidate: Sarah Maestas Barnes

Contest: House District 15

Date delivered: Nov. 1, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This mailer from Patriot Majority New Mexico criticizes Republican Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes for being endorsed by the National Rifle Association, which opposes tighter background checks on gun sales. Maestas Barnes received an "A" on the NRA's report card. Maestas Barnes is being challenged by Democrat Ane Romero.

About the messenger: Patriot Majority New Mexico is a super PAC that takes unlimited contributions and makes independent expenditures that aren's supposed to be coordinated with candidates or political parties. The group is an off-shoot of a national super PAC.

The messenger's money: In New Mexico, the group has received money from various labor unions and, most recently, from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for stronger gun laws.

Click here for more details on Patriot Majority New Mexico's money